AI-based local deliveries optimization

Rapidus Launches New AI-Powered Service that Optimizes Logistics of Last-Mile Delivery

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With a goal to improve logistics of one-hour and same-day local delivery, Rapidus, a leading B2B local delivery marketplace, recently launched an AI-powered service that can predict the future time and location of new deliveries. The new technology helps decrease time to pick up, increasing delivering partners’ density in heavy-demand areas and minimizing the cost of delivery for shippers. It also enables e-commerce businesses and retail distribution centers to benefit from the most cost- and time-effective deliveries, and provides logistics analysis for cost estimates, route planning and distribution optimization for warehouses and hub placements. Rapidus’s AI-powered service is the first to provide such logistics insights to SMB and mid-sector businesses with smaller delivery volumes, who couldn’t benefit from low-cost local deliveries previously, but were forced in to the […]

3 Things You Need to Know About ‘Last-Mile’ Struggles and Gains

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After months of speculation, Uber revealed in July that it had acquired on-demand delivery platform Postmates in a $2.65 billion deal. The news comes as another industry player, same-day delivery service Deliv, winds down operations after an eight-year stint. Deliv, currently in the process of selling technology assets to Target, has raised over $80 million in venture capital funding. The company’s aggressive focus on enterprise deals – $5 deliveries from thousands of retail stores – made cost optimization challenging. Low-priced, high-volume, and low-density delivery commitments can make cost minimization difficult and erode profits. Postmates reached a $2.4 billion valuation last year after raising $225 million in new capital. From being a ‘jack of all trades’, even offering IKEA and DIY product deliveries at one point, the company sharpened […]

Popular Local Delivery Service ‘Rapidus’ Partners with Shopify to Launch New Services for Shopify Merchants – Instant Quotes and Guaranteed Delivery Service

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One-hour and same-day delivery marketplace for businesses, Rapidus (https://www.rapidus.com/), recently announced a beneficial partnership with Shopify that includes the convenient last-mile delivery-solutions app for use by Shopify business. Rapidus is a leader of innovative B2B delivery solutions, matching business customers with professional delivery partners and providing fast, trackable, convenient, and guaranteed deliveries across California, Colorado, Washington, and Texas, with growing areas in Georgia, Florida, and Oregon. Rapidus provides one-hour and same-day, last-mile delivery for a wide variety of industries and already has a strong footprint with many mid-market companies. “We’re excited and happy to announce our mutual partnership with Shopify,” said Rapidus CEO, Olexandr Prokhorenko. “It makes perfect sense, considering the strong e-commerce demand lately for professional and cost-effective local delivery services – which has always been our […]

Rapidus is helping businesses throughout COVID-19 outbreak period

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We’re living in a strange time. The outbreak of COVID-19 has left the US public in an eerily quiet state. Schools and businesses close, events are canceled, and folks walk down empty streets in masks and gloves. Amidst all of the strangeness, however, we can see a trend developing – one that expands upon ideas that have been forming for years. As 2020 moves forward, it’s clear that full-time jobs, with all of their benefits and drawbacks, may not be the norm much longer. Shocks like the coronavirus tend to interrupt the status-quo and make room for change, particularly with the new economic policies announced by Trump on March 11. In this case, it looks like part of that change will be in the form of popularized contractor […]

How To Contact Your Rapidus Driver?

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Did you know that you can contact your Rapidus driver directly? This can be done via phone, text message or email. First, go to your Deliveries page and find an active delivery that you need to contact the driver for. Next, click on Tracking. You will get to your tracking page. On the panel to your left, click on the “cog” icon in the top right corner. You will be immediately presented with the option to Contact the driver.  Clicking on it will provide detailed information with the name, phone number and other contact options.  If you have any questions you can also always contact Rapidus support team.

Fast account switching

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I’m happy to announce a new feature to our business dashboard, that allows fast account switching. If you (as some of our customers) have multiple accounts, teams, projects that require different environments, ie. address books, payment options, contacts and history – you know can use a functionality to switch between different account contexts without logging out and logging back in.  Once you get this functionality enabled (please contact our Customer Support), you right-top dashboard link will have a drop-down showing all your linked accounts there. Clicking on any of them will switch you automatically.  See below – the top white one shows your current account, and the one under it shows another account that you can switch into. Thanks and please send us your feedback!

Clients Say Rapidus Courier Has It All

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Is it not embarrassing to get a bad courier delivery service, when you are hoping for the best? Rapidus conquered all odds and came up with what clients can rely on and vouch for. An average courier client would expect services to be rendered to him smoothly, but the reverse has been the case. Clients of courier services over the years have been faced with some seemingly unending challenges.  A scenario where one could fully rely on one’s courier service deliverer has been a rare one, they always had to wait for pickup and drop-off, and they would always call the customer care department of a courier service, asking to know what the status of their delivery was or when it would arrive. These have always been a […]

Delivery route optimization: you tell us where to go, we plan the route for you

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I’m happy to announce launch of new  delivery route optimization feature. Schedule deliveries and pickups involving multiple stops in seconds with the help of our premier route optimization solution. This functionality is engaged automatically every time when you need to send a delivery (or multiple deliveries) other than “single pickup – single dropoff” scenario. What we do is we take all points that you’ve provided, and run an optimization calculation to find the one that is the most economically effective to you. No more guesswork for our “bulk shippers” (delivery route optimization was originally requested by our business customers in food, household & flowers delivery). As you can see on a example below, savings can be as high as 35% (of our already low prices) and even more. Of course, there are times when […]

Schedule delivery in advance. Anyday, anytime.

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Home many times did you plan to do something, but then forgot? We too. No more. Be a part of the plan – and start with customizing your delivery times and dates, and schedule delivery. We are happy to announce that now you can schedule your delivery request for any day and time you wish. Have peace of mind, it will not get slipped through the cracks. By default, every delivery is rush. For right now. Immediately. It does not always match your planning process. Now you are free to change that. One option is day of the pickup. Another is pickup time. You can schedule your delivery request for the same day, or any other day (many many days in advance). Time is either anytime, or set by you, as well. […]

Rush Delivery Calculator

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No more guesswork – check out our delivery price calculator! When your business or customers are waiting, you do not want to be a bottleneck (and often delivery price is not an issue). You can get as many deliveries on the road as you need. As fast as you need them. Same-day or 1-hour. Rapidus average time to accept your delivery is less than 7 minutes…  So, say you need something delivered, one-hour or same-day, but you are contemplating about the cost and other alternatives. Think no more. Instant price calculator of rush delivery by Rapidus. Even more, we’ll even compare it to the cost of driving delivery yourself, in case you want to save a few bucks… Cool, right? Also, keep in mind that we have dynamic pricing. As […]